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City buys more diesel buses as only four CNG-bus refuel stations are open

Update: November, 15/2017 - 11:00
HCM City will buy more diesel buses to replace ones in poor condition. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the purchase of a number of diesel buses that will replace older ones that are in poor condition.

The city’s Transport Department was asked to ensure the buses’ quality and buy only enough diesel buses to replace those in poor condition. The diesel buses are used mostly on bus routes without Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuel stations.

The city had previously planned to replace a number of older diesel buses with environmentally-friendly CNG buses by the end of the year, but it has faced problems installing CNG refueling stations. There are only four CNG refuel stations in the city.

The Department of Transport is working with the city’s departments of Planning and Investment as well as Industry and Trade, and other relevant authorities, to speed up the installation of CNG refueling stations in other areas of the city. — VNS



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